Independent research on blockchain startups and ICO’s


Picolo Research is a private and independent research house incorporated in Singapore through its parent company Picolo Ventures PTE LTD.

Picolo Research was formally BlockchainI.CO before a merger which took place in July 2017.

Picolo prides itself as being one of the leading research houses in crypto markets, specializing in Initial Coin Offerings and emerging tokens. Our goal is to bring transparency and confidence to investors that are seeking exposure to blockchain backed assets.

Our team

Our team has rich experience across private equity, corporate finance, M&A and blockchain technology.

Matt Dibb -  Founder

Matt has an extensive track record in equities analysis, venture capital and technology development. He is currently CTO for Simble Solutions, an enterprise technology firm and was previously a director of Incipient Capital group, a boutique investment bank focused on emerging markets. For the past 8 years, he has been a director of Small Cap research firm Wise-owl which specialises in independent research and due diligence of growth companies. Matt’s experience predominantly relates to corporate finance, advisory and analysis.

Roman Volkov - Lead Technical Analyst

Roman is our lead technical analyst for due diligence of complex systems and blockchain backed businesses. Roman has over 10 years of programming experience and has worked both in the enterprise and startup space. His expertise is in analysing business models based on technical scalability and growth. Previous clientele includes Samsung and Wrigley.

Aiganym Baizakova - Data Scientist

Aiganym assists in company-specific data analysis and due diligence for complex blockchain systems. She has been working in the technology field for over three years and has since accrued vast knowledge of the blockchain industry.

Our methodology

The methodology we employ when researching new startups is a hybrid of analysis which is used across venture capital valuation, private equity valuation and listed equity metrics. 

This wholesome approach allows us to evaluate such companies in a unique way, analysing not just product and go-to-market strategy, but a focus on team track record, funding requirements, capital allocation and much more.

Our services

Outside of our independent research reports, Picolo is available for consulting services including corporate advisory, capital raising, listing advisory and investor relations.

These services include but are not limited to:

  • ICO road-mapping and preparation
  • Corporate advisory and structuring for ICO
  • Whitepaper preparation
  • Website and front end preparation
  • Listing and fulfilment
  • PR consulting

Should you have any questions about our services, please don't hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff.


Picolo Research is available for press briefings and market commentary by request. Please reach out to us via the contact form.

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